A group led by PA Resources AB, Stockholm, reported encountering more hydrocarbons at the sidetrack of the July 2011 Broder Tuck discovery in License 12/06 in the North Sea off Denmark.
The sidetrack confirmed additional hydrocarbon column while sample analyses from the initial exploratory well have indicated a higher than expected condensate content.
The initial Broder Tuck 5504/20-4 well, 10 km south of Gorm field, found hydrocarbon pay in the primary Middle Jurassic target. A 680-m sidetrack encountered Middle Jurassic sandstone containing hydrocarbons, albeit less well developed than in the initial wellbore.
The 2011 drilling program has therefore established a gross hydrocarbon column of at least 360 m from the crest of the structure down to the base of the Middle Jurassic sandstone in this sidetrack.
Sample analyses has confirmed the hydrocarbons discovered at the initial well to be a high quality gas with condensate of approximately 44° gravity at 80-90 bbl/MMscf.
After plugging Broder Tuck, the Ensco 70 rig will move to drill the Lille John exploratory well about 8 km south.
License 12/06 interests are PA Resources UK Ltd. 64%, Nordsofonden (Danish North Sea Fund) 20%, Danoil Exploration AS 8%, and Spyker Energy APS, a subsidiary of Spyker Energy PLC, 8%.